The Brookings-Harbor School District 2019 Summer Food Program will run Mondays through Thursday starting until Aug. 8, according to a press release from the district.
The program started Monday and provides healthy meals to children, age 18 and younger, at no cost. This vital program aims to reach as many families as possible with nutritious food, healthy activities and helpful resources during the long summer break, the release said.
Breakfast is served 8:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. and lunch is 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Brookings-Harbor High School cafeteria, 625 Pioneer Road. Entry is through the parking lot off Easy Street. The food program will close for the Independence Day holiday on July 4.
In addition to providing free healthy meals to children ages 18 and younger at no cost; parents and family members are welcome to join in these meals at the high school. Adult meals cost $2.75 for breakfast and $3.75 for lunch. Fresh food from the school district gardens is included in the salad bar when available.
Every Wednesday at 11:30 a.m., a fun educational activity is planned in the garden next to the cafeteria hosted through Brookings-Harbor High School’s Youth Transition Program in partnership with Ag In the Classroom. These activities will be followed by a picnic story time where families can bring their lunches outside to enjoy.
New this year, BHSD will host a Summer Foods Celebration from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on July 3. The event will include an All-American Burger Bar, southern dill potato salad, salad bar, and sliced watermelon. Special activities and games will be hosted by the school district. There will be music, activities, games, and information booths for all to enjoy.
The district is working to launch a new service to the community this summer to deliver food directly to neighborhoods via a retrofitted school bus that our students have dubbed the “B.O.B” or Bite of Brookings, according to the release. The bus will make four stops daily Monday to Friday to serve lunch beginning the week of July 8. The planned stops are:
11:30 a.m. to 11:45 p.m. - Harbor Rural Fire Protection District, 98069 W. Benham Way, Harbor.
11:50 a.m. to 12:05 p.m. - RE/MAX Coast & Country, W. Hoffeldt Lane, Harbor.
12:10 to 12:40 p.m. - Kemp Auto Sales (South Entrance), 16365 Old U.S. 101, Harbor.
12:45 to 1 p.m. - Chetco Community Public Library, 405 Alder St., Brookings.
In addition, the Brookings Harbor Community Helpers Emergency Food Bank will provide snack packs on Fridays for program participants to take home for the weekend.
To contact the program, call Brookings-Harbor High School at 541-469-2108, and select extension 8, or e-mail Food Service Director Cindy Badger at firstname.lastname@example.org. class="Apple-converted-space">
To learn more about free summer food sites across the state, go online to www.summerfoodoregon.org. You can also text “FOOD” or “COMIDA” to 877-877 or dial 2-1-1. 2-1-1 can help find a food pantry near you as well.